Clinical Trial: Cancer

Young and strong study

Full Name
Breast Cancer: Young and strong study - an education and supportive care intervention study for young women with breast cancer (1_PRO00000315)


Participants will be randomized to 1 of 2 arms. Arm 1, or the "Young Women Intervention " (YWI) arm, focuses on: fertility issues, attractiveness, parenting young children, completing education, career development and psychosocial issues. Arm 2 or the "Physical Activity Intervention" (PAI), the control arm, focuses on physical activity to alleviate weight gain often attributed to chemotherapy, especially premenopausal women who go through menopause with treatment. Concerns regarding fertility, care of young children, genetic counseling, menopausal symptoms associated with chemotherapy and feelings of isolation will be measured through quality of life questionnaires at baseline, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months as well as their medical records.


Inclusion Criteria
Women age 18-45 years at diagnosis Stage I-III invasive breast cancer without a known recurrence or metastatic disease Newly-diagnosed (within 3 months of initial diagnosis). First appointment with a medical oncologist occurs after the participating site opens to enrollment Able to read and write in English
Doctor(s) Running This Study
Surgical Oncology
Area of focus
Breast cancers
Benign disorders of the breast
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute

Accepting New Patients


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